How to sell an item on eBay:
(scroll down for pricing fees)
- Click Sell at the top of your screen
- Choose to sell it yourself OR eBay can sell it for you ( sell it yourself is most common)
- Select what you’re selling
- For this example, I am selling my boyfriends old ipod. I selected MP3 Players
- Now you keep choosing through the filters until you reach your product.
- eBay will give you an estimate on how much you can get for it.
- Now you will choose your “auction” and “buy it now” prices.
- Your next page will ask you to fill out the details of the product, including
- Details: Be accurate, do not exaggerate, this will cause bad reviews and returns.
- At the very bottom you will select “list it”
- That’s it, you’re done. Now wait for people to bid or purchase your item!
Pricing & Fees
Insertion (listing) fees
- If you don’t have an eBay store, you are entitled to 50 free listings per calendar month. That means the listings are free of insertion fees. After that, the fee is a straightforward $.30 per listing, whether it’s a fixed-price listing or an auction.
- Adding extra listing features adds more to the listing fee. For example, when you place a reserve on an auction, you’re charged an insertion listing upgrade fee based on the amount of the reserve price.
- Free listings are not available in the Real Estate, Motors: Boats, Cars & Trucks, Motorcycles, Other Vehicles & Trailers, and Powersports, and some Business & Industrial categories.
Reserve-price auction fees
- In a reserve-price auction, you’re able to set an undisclosed minimum price for which your item will sell, thereby giving yourself a safety net.
- Using a reserve-price auction protects the investment you have in an item.
- If, at the end of the auction, no bidder has met your undisclosed reserve price, you aren’t obligated to sell the item and the high bidder isn’t required to purchase the item.